Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
The Post Primary Teachers' Association has rejected an offer from the government to, amongst other things, increase the pay of secondary teachers by roughly 9% over three years. Some delegates, who voted against the offer, have called it "insulting".
On the other side, Ministry for Education Christ Hipkins considers the union's claim of a 15% pay rise to be "out of the ballpark".
While the negotiations are still underway, the shortage of teachers and their increasing workload is destabilising a vital profession.
Host Lisa Boudet talks to the union's president, Jack Boyle, about the current and looming challenges the secondary teaching field faces.
This week, Conor talks about the recent earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We talk about where the island is, who lives there, how it makes its money and why Indonesia's disaster recovery process is not fulfilling the needs of survivors
This week is the Tuvalu Language Week and the theme this year is “Tuvalu faka’na ki te atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa” (Tuvalu. Trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa). Justin talked to Sagaa Malua, the secretary for the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust about it. But first, we talked about Tuvaluans in New Zealand.
The FBI’s investigation of sexual assault allegations laid against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has begun, and will continue until the end of this week. Mary-Margaret spoke to political commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of paying attention to attacks that take place during people’s high school experiences. We do not detail assault in this story, but we do bring into question the rhetoric of victim blaming, so as a warning: to anyone who may find that language distressing - it is explicitly referenced at one point.
The Green Party launched a social support campaign on Sunday, and Ben is talking to co-leader Marama Davidson about what this entails.
In America, the FBI has until Friday to investigate Dr Christine Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - Mary-Margaret talks to commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of MeToo extending to cases that happened in high school.
An earthquake hit Indonesia yesterday and Conor is giving us a report on the situation.
It’s Tuvalu Language Week and Justin is speaking to Sagaan Malua, the Secretary of the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust
And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we have a chat with Forest and Bird about saving Russell State Forest.
The Office of the Children's Commissioner released a report today calling for changes to the state care and youth justice systems. Jemima spoke to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about why he wants to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes that align well with a kaupapa Māori approach.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about the party's campaign to overhaul the welfare system. We have our regular segment with the Southern Cross where we discuss President Rodrigo Duterte killing people in the Philippines, an Air Nuigini plane crash and the assault and arrest of Papuan students. Damian speaks to James Ireland from Auckland Transport and Dr Nikki Jackson from Alcohol Healthwatch about AT removing all alcohol advertising from their services and facilities. Jemima talks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about his call to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes in line with kaupapa Māori. Finally, we have a follow up report from Oscar about the opening of Samoa House Library.